Ordering number : 19253
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Saga Ju Masahiro(First generation)
Sayagaki: Dr. Kanzan
First generation, Hizen Koku Saga Ju Masahiro
Blade length is 8 Sun 9bu Aru kore
Spring, Showa Tsuchinoto-Tori 44(1969)
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 27.0 cm or 10.62 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Weight of the blade: 210 grams
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with sakizori style healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki deep nioikuchi gunome midair hamon with ashi,
sunagashi and also kinsuji work like summer clouds in the sky.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Masahiro was a swordsmith of Hizen province.
He was born as the First son of Yoshinobu and became a son-in-law
of the First Tadayoshi. Masahiro got the title of Kawachi Daijo in 1628.
It is said that Masahiro supported exertly Omi Daijo Tadahiro
and the head family. Masahiro passed away in 1665, aged 59.
His brilliant hamon reminds us of a cumulonimbus cloud in summer.
Many sword collectors love his hamon that is rich in originality.
Koshirae : Tanto.
Saya :black color twisted shape.
Tsuba : Mokko shape.
Menuki : Tiger is engraved sold gold.
Fuchikashira:Kojiri:waves are engraved by silver.
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, a tiger is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: As I point out, Hizen Kawauchi Masahiro
and 2nd generation Kawauchi Masahiro are cited as the swordsmiths
who are highly appreciated among the new swords. You can take it.
When I returned to Fukuoka from Nagasaki by train,
I went to Hizen and Saga This cumulonimbus cloud was floating in the blue sky in the mountains
that were visible on the windows from the train.
This dagger is a work with the highest volume. As you know,
the demand for short swords will drop sharply as the Sengoku period ends
and the Edo period progresses. For this reason,
the production of Tanto is almost gone immediately before the end of the Edo period.
In such a situation, there is something that admires the certainty of the arm that made such a masterpiece.
If you live in Hizen, we recommend that you buy this tanto without any questions.
The gold bars(kinsuji) are clearly visible even a little away.
I named it superlative because this Tanto r is superlative.
Aoi an old man is stubborn!
Anyway we strongly recommend this Tanto.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.